Codeguru Update eNewsletter - March 10th, 2009

Tuesday March 10, 2009

This Week's Topics

Comments from the Editor

Multicore is the future. In the spirit of teaching, DevX recently published a special report on the topic called Move to the Future with Multicore Code. This report contains a number of articles focused on showing you how to tap into the power of multi-core technology from your programs. You might want to read a few of the articles that were published. They are:

Until next week...

Bradley L. Jones

Recently Published Books

For those of you keeping up by reading books. The following are just a few of the new books that have been recently released. If you've read any of these, feel free to write a review to be posted on CodeGuru. See the submission guidelines.

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 - Windows Forms App Dev Training Kit
By Stoecker & Stein for Microsoft Press
800 pages for $69.99 (Hardbound)
MCTS Exam 70-505

Twitter Power: How to Dominate Your Market One Tweet at a Time (Hardcover)
By Joel Comm for Wiley
248 pages for $24.95

Not technical, but seems interesting.

New & Updated Articles on CodeGuru

Following are short descriptions of new articles on CodeGuru. If you are interested in submitting your own article for inclusion on the site, then you will find guidelines here.

TIP: Closing your WCF Connections properly
By mendhak
This tip looks at properly closing a WCF connection from your application - whether you're using the proxy classes or a ChannelFactory.

BLOG: Which Is More Mature: C++ or C#?
By Jordan Walters
C++ is older, but is it more mature?

Managing Threads in J2SE: The Java.2 Standard Edition Thread Container
By edward harned
Because there is no way to control a thread of execution at the operating system level, knowledgeable developers have built containers to house the elusive threads at the application level. Discover an Open Source solution (Tymeac.) for managing J2SE application threads.

Check-in Policies
By Jamil Azher
Check-in policies help enforce your organization's development methodology and ensure that the code being checked in passes the necessary quality requirements. In addition to using the pre-defined check-in policies, you can create custom ones.

VIDEO: ASP.NET Dynamic Data
By Jani Jdrvinen
This tutorial shows you how to use Visual Studio 2008 with SP1 to build your first Dynamic Data web application and explore its features.

Discussion Groups

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Sorting a Listview acting as treeview (topmost parent only) (C++)

Initializing base class members in member initializer list (VC++)

Unhandled exception: Access Violation 0xC00000005 (VC++)

New Articles on

Avoid Transact-SQL's Column Alias Limitations (from DevX)
By Susan Sales Harkins
A column alias seems like a great tool for referencing complex expressions, but SQL Server doesn't work that way. Learn a simple workaround.

Introducing Enterprise Java Application Architecture and Design
By Dhrubojyoti Kayal
Discover how to combine the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architectural principles with the Java EE platform to derive multitier Java EE application architecture. You will also see how the Java EE design patterns catalog provides guidance and how you can document this architecture using UML notations.

Improve the Speed of Your Site by Using CSS Sprites
By Chris Bennett
Looking to improve the performance of your site? Learn how to combine all of those tiny 1k styling images into a couple CSS sprites.

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